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John’s Gospel as Re-Creation

John’s Gospel as Re-Creation

Decades before John determined the produce a gospel, Paul had already written about “new creation.” To the Corinthians, he wrote, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation” (2 ...

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The Mission Before Us

The Mission Before Us

There are some statements that seem to come to mind in certain situations; phrases that were fueled by extraordinary moments. I think of the words of Neil Armstrong as he floated ...

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The Purpose of the Creation Account

The Purpose of the Creation Account

When one reads the creation account in Genesis 1, a learned reader who has been schooled in Hebrew will immediately pick up on architectural language that’s being used. However, ...

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Church Attire in the First Century

Church Attire in the First Century

Rather often I see an article about what Christians ought to wear to assembly on Sunday. I know many of us have diverse views on the matter. For example, someone may say, “Wear ...

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Misery Compromise

Misery Compromise

“For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth (2 Peter 1:12).’” In the early years of ...

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Chaos Theory

Chaos Theory

“For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints (1 Corinthians 14:33).” One of the striking contrasts between the world of the ...

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Snake Charmer

Snake Charmer

“So the LORD God said to the serpent, ‘Because you have done this, cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat ...

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Praying the Scriptures: A Prayer Meditation of Psalm 99

Praying the Scriptures: A Prayer Meditation of Psalm 99

In this edition of Desert Spiritual, Timothy Gunnells offers a prayer meditation of Psalm 99. He invites you to offer your own.

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Committee or Single Person Translated Bible?

Committee or Single Person Translated Bible?

Something I’ve grown to love is translations of the Bible, and not just those such as NASB, ESV, or NKJV, but single-translator editions. When David Bentley Hart’s translation of ...

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What It Means to Be Classically Christian: A Manifesto

What It Means to Be Classically Christian: A Manifesto

Having looked back, this blog of mine has been published here since August 25, 2014. I wish to thank anyone who’s had an interest in anything I’ve written, and even those who’ve ...

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Will Your Anchor Hold?

Will Your Anchor Hold?

“Then, fearing lest we should run aground on the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern, and prayed for day to come (Luke 27:29).” A sunny day at the beach turned into ...

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Being Alone Together

Being Alone Together

In this edition of Desert Spiritual, Timothy Gunnells talks about how we are more connected than ever to the outside world but more disconnected than ever to those around us. He ...

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